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 Dr Gordana Matković
    
Director of Social Policy Studies
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  Gordana Matkovic, PhD is an Associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration (FEFA) and Director of Social Policy Studies at the Centre for Liberal Democratic Studies. From mid 2007 she is engaged as an Adviser to the President of the Republic of Serbia. Dr. Matkovic has a B.A. and M.A. degree from the School of Economics in Belgrade and a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology Department. As a national and international consultant she works for the World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP and other local and international organisations. She is a Visiting professor at the Masters Program on Demography at the School of Economics, Belgrade University. From 2000 until 2004 she was first Minister of Labour, Veteran and Social Affairs in the transition government, and then Minister of Social Affaires, in the first democratically elected Government of Serbia. During her mandate the reform of the pension and social protection systems were initiated and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper was formulated and adopted. Dr. Matkovic is the author of the books Demographic Factors and Labour Supply (1994) andDecentralization of Social Welfare in Serbia (2006) and numerous studies and papers. In 2004 Gordana Matkovic received the Konstantnin Obradovic award in the area of human rights promotion and in 2005 she won the annual Women in Business and Government Award given by the Erste Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.



Dr Gordana Matković je vanredni profesor na Fakultetu za ekonomiju, finansije i administraciju (FEFA) u Beogradu i direktor studija socijalne politike u Centru za liberalno demokratske studije. Od sredine 2007. godine je savetnik predsednika Republike Srbije. Diplomirala je i magistrirala na Ekonomskom fakultetu u Beogradu i doktorirala na Filozofskom fakultetu – odsek sociologije. Kao konsultant radi u zemlji i inostranstvu za Svetsku banku, UNDP, UNICEF i druge nacionalne i međunarodne organizacije. Predavač je na poslediplomskim studijama Ekonomskog fakulteta u Beogradu. U periodu od oktobra 2000. do marta 2004. godine bila je Ministar za rad, boračka i socijalna pitanja u prelaznoj vladi, a zatim Ministar za socijalna pitanja u prvoj demokratski izabranoj vladi Republike Srbije. Tokom njenog mandata započete su reforme penzijskog sistema i sistema socijalne zaštite, a izrađena je i usvojena Strategija za smanjenje siromaštva. Autor je većeg broja članaka i knjiga Demografski činioci i ponuda radne snage (1994) i Decentralizacija socijalne zaštite u Srbiji (2006).  Dobitnik je nagrade Konstanin Obradović (2004) i nagrade Žene u biznisu i vladi Erste banke i Evropske banke za rekonstrukciju i razvoj (2005).